Organic Uprising Poster Signers and Sponsors Names
THIS NEEDS WORK
SIMPLIFY! SIMPLIFY! SIMPLIFY!
“Leslie, It is O.K. for this to just have the Names and the sponsor list….
You do not need everything else here….
Put the Projects for the year on another Blog, O.K”–Keep The Beet Media Star,
The World’s First Talking Beet Plant.
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AsiaMed was My First Sponsor. Their Main Web Site
Plant Your Dream, AsiaMed!
John Stan Eastern Currents
John Stan, Eastern Currents lent his his support to the Organic Uprising Campaign when we met at the Pacific Symposium 2011.
First Sponsor Spring Organic Uprising!
Bob Quinn, Kamut International
FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS HELPING MAKE VIDEOS AND WRITE BLOGS TO TELL A PROFOUND STORY
OF ORGANIC UPRISING!
I encourage you to add your name to the Art Work, each of us being an Organic Uprising, each of us Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology. Make a contribution at the Paypal below. The Plant Your Dream Blogs in this series have addressed many subjects, including supporting neighbors determining the best possible solutions for the healthy future of our Arosa Canyon. Through our organic stand on our property I aim through gentle education to influence local policies regarding Roundup Herbicide and Environmental awareness.
ARUNDO DONAX, FOE OR FRIEND?
VIDEO #3 IN THIS SERIES
Arundo Donax I see as a useful plant with more than 102 uses. It grows here. This plant has become a major player in my unfolding story, and in my own life. It has caused extreme financial hardship to neighbors around the Arosa Canyon Rim. Numbers of them used Roundup Herbicide as a way to solve the problem. Roundup herbicide is currently standard procedure as advised by the San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau and Cities everywhere. This plant now costs millions of dollars to eradicate in the world. I see an education project onb our land impacting the way we approach this plant that is now considered a noxious weed. Ultimately I see this plant contributing to many of us regaining our beat with nature. I see these writings contributing to the end of Roundup Herbicide use in America. I see these writings contributing to many of us regaining our beat with nature.
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HI FRIENDS AND GOOD NEIGHBORS, FUNDS ARE NEEDED NOW TO SECURE OUR ORGANIC FUTURE ALONG THE AROSA CANYON RIM
Hi Friends and Good Neighbors of the Arosa Canyon,
I am raising funds to hire helpers to continue our Overgrowth Cleanup on our property and along the Arosa Canyon Rim. There is pressure to use Roundup Herbicide. Think Blue. sponsored by the CIty of San Diego, is the effort to raise awareness so we can turn back the use of chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides that are harming children who go into our oceans. I am convinced that the use of Roundup herbicide, a current popular practice by gardeners everywhere, contradicts Think Blue. Roundup is basically an approach to beat the system. It is a quick and easy answer to a labor intensive process; Working in harmony with neighbors and fellow gardeners in the ways we have gardened for centuries that builds health through contact with each other and our earth. We have reached a point in our history where we need to secure our organic future if we are to have one. The earth has always been organic and we are organically grown. Now is the time to adapt and come back to nature if we are to recover our ground and beat with nature. The opportunity is now and the place is here, along the rim of the Arosa Canyon to begin the education process of community building.
OVERGROWTH CLEANUP ALONG THE AROSA CANYON RIM
A SERIES OF BLOGS AND VIDEOS
BY LESLIE GOLDMAN AKA YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER
A DEDICATION TO THIS SERIES OF PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGS ON THE OVERGROWTH CLEANUP ALONG THE AROSA CANYON RIM
This Plant Your Dream Blog series on the Overgrowth Cleanup along the Arosa Canyon Rim began in Summer in warm weather. Now it is very cold in my room and Winter is outside. This series is dedicated to Henry David Thoreau. In his book Walden, he speaks about The Artist of Kouroo. Here is a quote: “There was an artist in the city of Kouroo who was disposed to strive after perfection. One day it came into his mind to make a staff. Having considered that in an imperfect work time is an ingredient, but into a perfect work time does not enter, he said to himself, It shall be perfect in all respects, though I should do nothing else in my life.”
This quote informs events along the Arosa Canyon, where likely, on December 15, 2011, my neighbors, weather permitting, will be attempting to conquer a bunch of Giant Reeds called Arundo Donax, that have been their consternation for weeks. In the name of complying with codes now set by our well meaning San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau, who knows Arundo as an invasive weed and fire hazard, our landscape here on the Rim of the Arosa Canyon will soon be devoid of Arundo by means of further Roundup Herbicide.
These events have absorbed me for months, as we have spent more than $1800.00 on our own Overgrowth Cleanup and including cleanup up of brush belonging to neighbors along the Arosa Canyon Rim. I have a sense something good will come of all this. Maybe a learning about slowing down a bit in our approach to environmental problem solving. There is still much to learn, and like the Artist of Kouroo, I am taking time here on the Plant Your Dream Blogs to record it.
The landscape may shift soon here. I do not believe the teachings from The Arundo Tribe will soon be forgotten. My spiritual father tells a story of two surgeons in a very important heart operation that involved a very extensive procedure. One heart surgeon takes a deep breathe and closes his eyes. He says to the other, “we must take time, we haven’t a moment to lose.” Something in that message is in my heart right now, as we approach a day of surgery for the Arosa Canyon.
Your Enchanted Gardener
December 14, 2011
PLAN OF ACTION RECOMMENDED TO NEIGHBORS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
“THINK BLUE” ENVIRONMMENTAL INITIATIVE AND ROUNDUP HERBICIDE DO NOT GO TOGETHER IN THE AROSA CANYON
EL CERRITO COMMUNITY COUNCIL INSPIRED OVERGROWTH CLEANUP IDEAS
BILL HARRIS, STORM WATER RUNOFF EDUCATOR FOR SAN DIEGO, SAID HE WILL HELP COME UP WITH THE LOWEST IMPACTFUL ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTION FOR THE AROSA CANYON IN THIS VIDEO
YOUTUBE NOTES NOVEMBER 19, 2011
Leslie Goldman, AKA Your Enchanted Gardener, popular internet Plant Your Dream Blogger, speaks to Bill Harris, public information educator for Think Blue, the San DIego exciting project to raise awareness about how our water goes to the sea when we release pollutants down our storm drains and waterways. What is the best possible management practice for our enormous stand of Arundo Donax (Giant Reed) on the rim of the Arosa Canyon near San Diego State University? To kill or not kill it with Roundup Herbicide, initiated this interview with Bill Harris at the El Cerrito Community Council meeting of November 17, 2011. Bill is a lively speaker, a gift to San Diego. Even though this is private land, I see the need for the CIty to step in an help us come up with solutions for our Arundo Donax. Neigbors are under pressure to complain with deadlines and they can feel they need to take action–that may mean using Roundup herbicide that is considered legal now. Bill Harris cares about the future of our kids. Will they be able to enjoy going in the water of our ocean with parents having to be concerned about dangerous runoff from chemicals and other harmful substances? Are we helping the situation by resorting to using Roundup Herbicide in Arosa Canyon, increasingly identified as toxic to human, animal, and vegetable health? Roundup is a popular way kill off backyard weeds, yet Black Plastic, as suggested by the Center for Social and Ecological Stewardship will also work. What is the message from the Arosa Canyon Arundo Donax itself? What is the voice of our Arosa Canyon saying to you wherever you live? This is a story about Arosa Canyon, a story of well meaning Fire Prevention staff and community neighbors coming together. What will a bright green future for Arosa Canyon look like? What are the most advanced approaches in harmony with nature? Arundo Donax is speaking now and says: Let us grow together, man, woman, and plant. I, Arundo Donax, am not a devil plant. I am here to help you live in harmony with the beat of nature. I am here to help you get your beat back with nature.–
Leslie Goldman, November 19, 2011
RAY WARNER: FIRST MEMBER OF AROSA CANYON ASSOCIATION TO CREATE STAINED GLASS ARTWORK
MAKEOVER AND OVERGROWTH CALLS FOR TEAM PLAY
VIDEO BY MARCELO BERMAN
AND LESLIE GOLDMAN, YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER, WILL FOLLOW
A video..Securing Our Organic Future….this is a project we planted the first time that Ray Warner came over. Ray and I visited his property across the canyon. Marcello was with us. Marcelo expressed his Seed Dream to make a documentary and learn editing skills.
PLAN OF ACTION FOR LESLIE GOLDMAN, FALL 2011 TO 2012
Thank you for being our Enchanted Gardener!”– Mark Lipson, National Organic Program, USDA Washington D.C.
September 20, 2011
I’ve been waiting half my life to tell somebody about Leslie Goldman. Always figured I’d wait for some desperate moment. Now it’s here.”
– Bob Baker, Los Angeles times Magazine
1,000,000 MORE NEW GARDENERS
Dear Uncle Leslie,
I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday. It uplifted my spirits and made me feel like I had to do something to make our planet better. Personally, I don’t eat vegetables but everything you said changed my mind about it. I do need to change my eating habits and I do need to grow my own vegetables. You kept the classes’ attention. You were funny, and you kept us interested. You’ll probable be the man that’ll actually get our generation to do their part in helping rebuild our enchanted garden.
Summer, 15 or 16 year old, Ms Eva Becker’s Science Class, Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, October 5, 2011
Leslie Goldman, AKA Your Enchanted Gardener, sets out in the Fall 2011-2012 Enchanted Garden Club Beet Keeper, Return Campaign to inspire more than 1,000,000 youth and adults to regain their confidence that we can all grow a bit of our own food. Called “Our Enchanted Gardener” by Mark Lipson of the USDA Organic Sector, you can help move along our first project of our year, the Arosa Canyon Overgrowth Cleanup. at this link Join the Beet Keepers Add your name to the Organic Uprising Artwork that will be giving to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Funds contributed now will help us educate, work with local neighbors, andin coordination with the FIre Prevention Department. Improved Brush Management Practices here can influence the use of Roundup herbicide everywhere. Thank you to adding your name to our honor roll.
SEED DREAM NOW NOVEMBER 23, 2011
I see and seed helping to foster non chemical approaches to the
managing of Arundo Donax. Harvest it. Use it. Find out its intent
EARLY BLOG OF MINE
Taking down a stand of Arundo Donax naturally.
SPONSORS OF OUR ORGANIC UPRISING CAMPAIGN, SECURING OUR ORGANIC FUTURE FOR THE AROSA CANYON, LISTED ON THIS POSTER
Eric B. Bingham–$20.00
photo will follow…recorded…
December 10, 2011
NEW SPONSORS TO CONFIRM FOR ROUND UP ED PROJECT AND FALL 2011-2012 PROJECTS
ASIMED SIGNS ON
BOB QUINN KAMUT GRAIN
Bob Quinn and I connected at the Organic Summit 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. I spent time with his family at their booth. The Grass of Kamut is growing well in Biosmart Packaging Pots. I will integrate this in the How Fast Can A Dream Grow Program in 2012.
SPONSORS FOR OUR 2010-2011 SEASON THANK YOU!
WATCH THIS FROM GARY: LET”S EAT ORGANIC!
The art above was dedicated in ceremony November 6 at the Pacific Symposium 2011, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, blessing the waters and all those who garden and farm organically. To add your name to our honor roll please contribute here.